11/04/2012

Artisan Crafts #Folksy

Thought we`d have a little trip to Folksy today, namely the April Artisans listing club. It`s been a little quieter on there over the holidays mainly because people are busy enjoying spending time with their families and friends. Which is just as it should be.
Life, I think, should be all about balance. I`m not always good with the whole balance thing as I tend to be an all or nothing type of person. I am working on that aspect of myself though and beginning to acheive a bit of balance.
I think it can be very tough for crafters to achieve a perfect balance. We do tend to spend an awful lot of time promoting, but without it we would rarely sell anything. The trouble is you can end up spending so much time promoting that you don`t get a chance to do as much crafting and the whole point of it all is to craft because we have the need to craft and absolutely love it.
For me, creating something new, working out the way to make it by trial and error and finally having the finished piece is wonderful. Then if someone wants to buy it, it`s even better. That someone wants to own something that you`ve made validates what you do and makes it all worthwhile.
Oh dear, I seem to have gone a bit philosophical, but it is all true so I`ll leave it there.
Yesterday I took a trip into the city. I had several things to do for my holiday next week and I`m pleased to say that I got them all done. Picked up my new glasses and sunglasses too. So now I`m fairly well set..... I think.
I saw the grandchildren briefly too which was lovely.
I did some sewing for some more shoe clips. I have discovered that the more sewing I do the less of a chore it is, especially when it comes to making my creations. Which should mean that in the future I won`t have things waiting months for lack of a button or a few stitches.
Anyway, that`s enough waffling for now. I had better think up a rhyme.
As usual, to see a bigger picture or a description, just click on the item to view it in the shop.
ENJOY!!!

What is a crafter I hear you say?
Someone who combines work and play,
using materials to create something great
even if they have to stay up late.
The muse takes over and they carry on
even when the day is long gone.
Sometimes working through the night
oblivious to the dishevelled sight
that they present to the rest
of the world, having little interest.
The craft is all because it consumes
every waking thought and then resumes
at night when we try to sleep
getting up tired enough to weep.
In the throes of creation
we don`t belong to any nation.
There is only the burning need
the very great urge to feed
and build, then stoke the fires
with anything that possibly inspires.
A shape or colour is enough
to start mapping out in the rough
an idea that`s started to grow
as creativity begins to flow.
It is the very breath of life
no matter how much strife
it causes, it is our art
with which we just cannot part!


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Handmade by Edwina. NOfkants Curios.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Leanne Woods Designs. Maxine Veronica Handmade Jewellery.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Whimsy Woo Designs. Lillibets.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
PollyKrafts. Crafty Mushroom.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Adien Crafts. Quilting Demon.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Dab and a dash. Meezer Meezer Design.


SHOP NAME 1 SHOP NAME 2
Yarn Away Knits. STEAMPUNK STORM.
SHOP NAME 3 SHOP NAME 4
Dottery Pottery. Cuttlefishlove Kanzashi.
SHOP NAME 5 SHOP NAME 6
Kozmic Dreams. UniquelyYours.

Hope you enjoyed todays gorgeous array of creations from the fabulous crafters in the April Artisans listing club on Folksy.
Thanks for visiting, please come back soon.

11 comments:

  1. Great selection and verse as always Linda and thank you for including my necklace. Max x

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  2. Thank you Max, you are welcome.

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  3. Thank you so much for including my little knitted by shoes in your feature gallery today!

    Loving all the items you have chosen, such variety!

    Natalie xxx

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  4. Thank you for including my kindle case in another great selection Linda:).

    Leanne xx

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  5. Thank you Linda for featuring my Book Bag Cover.

    The poem is great and sums up exactly the feelings of us crafters.

    Lovely print from Meezer Meezer and those owls are great Kozmic Dreams.

    Shirley x

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  6. Thank you for featuring my Little Bird Notepad in this fab selection, love your poem!

    Debbie x

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  7. Another great selection, Linda. Many thanks for including my little crochet,granny bag.
    Polly
    x

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  8. Love the rhyme - you captured exactly how it feels! Thanks for including my journal. Gorgeous selection so many lovely things!
    Edwina

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  9. I wish you all the best in finding your balance with your creativity and I know exactly what you mean as I am the same. Your blogs are always such a radiant spark to the day, as your verse lights up the way.
    Enjoy xx

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  10. Thank you so much for featuring my pirate owl!

    Laura x

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  11. Thank you all for the lovely comments, much appreciated.

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